Israel Mobolaji Adesanya was born on 22nd July 1989 in Lagos Nigeria. He is an indigene of Odogbolu, Ogun State, Nigerian. Israel is also a New Zealand citizen having migrated there with his family in 2001.
Israel Adesanya is a highly decorated kickboxer. He is the former Glory middleweight contender winner and Glory World Middleweight title Challenger. He was the King in the Ring two-time cruiserweight and heavyweight champion which is the most titles in King in the Ring history won by an individual. Israel was also a two-time Super 8 Cruiserweight Boxing Champion
Israel attended Chrisland School, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos State and Bells School, Sango Otta before he migrated with his family to New Zealand. He attended Rotorua Boys high School, Rotorua and Universal College of learning, Whanganui where he was studying for a B.Sc degree in Computer Design. He left the course in his final year to pursue his Kickboxing career.
Israel is charismatic and very confident in his ability which has endeared him to many fans worldwide. He signed for UFC in December 2017 and made his Octagon debut in February 2018. He is the current undisputed Middleweight Champion of the World.